Daniel Boduszek

Profiling psychopaths in prison and general populations

Previous research suggested that criminal/antisocial tendencies are integral factors of psychopathy construct, which led to an overestimation of psychopathy prevalence in forensic settings, ...

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Jan Ciechorski

Institutional responsibility for admitting patients to psychiatric wards without consent when legal regulations were not observed 

The act on mental health (art. 23 sec. 1 and 24 sec. 1) provides the reasons for admitting patients to psychiatric wards without their consent. There reasons can be medical (psychiatric) &nd...

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Alicja Czerederecka

Projective tests in forensic psychology and psychiatry

In the introductory part, I will consider which methods can be regarded as projective and which methods cannot. Then, I will describe advantages and disadvantages of projective methods, cond...

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Andrzej Czernikiewicz

Borders of medical confidentiality in psychiatry and psychotherapy – between the Tarasoff case and Adreas Lubitz

Adam Czerwiński

Legal status of the expert witness in the Polish civil proceedings

The presentation will focus on the legal status of the expert witness in the Polish civil proceedings.  The discussed issues will include special knowledge in the normal civil procedure...

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Andrzej Depko

Biastophilia and rape 

Without knowing the motives of the perpetrator, his/her mental status, traits of character, and other factors, the court cannot order target punishments or predict the consequences or succes...

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Krzysztof Eichstaedt

Uncertainty related to deciding on and executing isolation and other protective measures 

The act from February 20th, 2015 on the change of the act – Criminal Code and other acts, that came into force on July 1st, 2015 (Dz. U.  2015r., pos. 396) significantly changed t...

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Piotr Gałecki

Discrepancies in forensic evaluation relating to the likelihood of reoffending of detainees

It is not straightforward for forensic psychiatrists and psychologists to estimate the likelihood of committing another offence by interned offenders. This task requires specialist expertise...

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Józef Gierowski

Complex multi-specialist opinion statement 

The current state of knowledge in the field of forensic psychiatry, psychology, and sexology that is the basis of our understanding of the mental life of people is used in the legal proceedi...

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Philip Hyland

Early life trauma as a risk-factor for psychiatric disorders and criminal behaviour

Individuals who are exposed to traumatic events during their early development are at an increased risk for a range of deleterious psychological outcomes. Experience of maltreatment in early...

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Zbigniew Izdebski

Norma w seksuologii

Współczesna myśl seksuologiczna zwykła orientować się wokół pojęcia normy, pozostawiając jednak pewną niejednoznaczność w jej opisie i charakterystyce. Nie należy mylić intencj...

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Michał Kłos

Selected aspects of exert opinion statement as forensic proof in psychiatry

In the civil procedure, forensic proof based on the expert witness opinion statement (art. 278 § 1 k.p.c) is to provide the judge with specialist information necessary for settling the ...

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Józef Kocur

Expert psychiatric opinion statement in addiction and states of intoxication 

The differences in classification, etiopathogenesis, symptomatology, and internal or external determinants of addictions and different states of intoxication such as alcohol intoxication or ...

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Krzysztof Krysta

Antipsychotics and antidepressant for the treatment of interned patients 

Patients with schizophrenia often do not comply with drug recommendations, and lack of cooperation often leads to disease exacerbation, which is associated with an increased risk of criminal...

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Rafał Kubiak

Medical (psychiatric) confidentiality after the death of the patient 

One of the most important duties of health care professionals is to observe the principal of medical confidentiality. This duty was described in the earliest deontological works, such as the...

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Ewa Małachowska

Sexual abuse – long-term ramifications 

No one accepts child abuse. When we hear of sexual abuse of children, we all react with contempt. However, we are not always aware of the long-term ramifications of sexual abuse. Sexual abu...

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Jamie Murphy

Where is the border of sanity in psychosis?

Evidence that variation in the psychosis phenotype can be better represented by the concept of a continuum stems from decades of research indicating that schizotypal traits are commonly iden...

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Agata Orzechowska

Last will of the suicide 

The contact between such different fields as law and medicine, which is seen in forensic medicine, puts a number of obstacles before the expert witness. Assessing people who committed suicid...

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Mark Shevlin

Stressful life events and psychological disorders in forensic settings: identifying tipping-points using regions of significance

It has been well established that exposure to stressful life events increases the risk of psychological disorders. Research evidence has shown that there is a ‘dose-response’ rel...

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Dariusz Świecki

In-hospital psychiatric observation – medical and legal aspects 

The subject of the lecture (in-hospital psychiatric observation – medical and legal aspects) is important not only because of its medical and criminal significance, but it also refers ...

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Belinda Winder

Interviewing convicted sexual offenders

Working with sex offenders:  the good, the bad and the ugly This lecture will reflect on both the positives and negatives of conducting research with people who have committed sexual of...

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